A year ago, former State Treasurer Rob McCord pled guilty to extortion charges.
Yet McCord is not in prison and we haven’t really heard about him since.
Perhaps that’s not an accident. There are already indications that McCord’s case is related to the scandal surrounding Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski. Now it appears there may be links between McCord and the Kathleen Kane saga.
According to Brad Bumsted of the Tribune-Review, there could be recordings of Kane’s aides.
“As Attorney General Kathleen Kane dodged a removal vote in the state Senate, word continued to circulate about the prospect of federal wiretap recordings of Kane’s operatives,” Bumsted wrote. “Why federal recordings? Sources say they are an offshoot of the federal investigation of former Treasurer Rob McCord, who pleaded guilty to extortion more than a year ago. He admitted in federal court to shaking down state contractors for campaign cash.”